NEWS BRIEF: Small businesses getting attention from federal programs

On the road for better small businesses

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The federal Small Business Association is launching a bus tour that will visit nine U.S. cities — including Atlanta and Augusta — highlighting various SBA programs and priorities “geared toward increasing equity and lowering barriers to opportunity” for entrepreneurs, a press release stated.

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman will kick off the Southeast leg of the “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” tour in Atlanta on May 4 with an event at Rodney Cook Senior Park attended by local officials including Mayor Andre Dickens, a stop at the New Black Wall Street in Stonecrest, and then a visit to the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta.

In conjunction with the bus tour, the SBA will also host The National Small Business Week 2022 Virtual Summit to provide critical resources for small business owners “with counseling and advice, skills development, disaster preparedness and recovery, as well as access to capital, government contracting and market opportunities to start, grow and build resilient businesses.”